Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 3 Sep 2012. Poured near black, with a thin beige head. Aroma of toffee, coffee and dark chocolate. Fairly full mouth feel. Roasted malt flavours, with some cocoa and berries. Finish was earthy, with dates and molasses.
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red-brown colour with a very large, frothy, off white head. Aroma of mildly roasted coffee and chocolate, with a hint of fruit. Light to medium body, rather watery texture with soft carbonation. Quite enjoyable.
Hanoi (462) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is brown sugar and toffee, hint of lactose. Taste is burnt toast, malt, slight coffee, slight liquorice. Smokey finish. Palate, is perhaps a touch thin.
A reasonable stout masquerading as a porter.
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle from Rhythm & Booze, Doncaster.
Clear black pour. Decent tan head. Nice smooth porter
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Deep red brown, thin shortlived off white head and low condition. Gentle fruity berries and a delicate chocolate sweetness in the nose, quite a pronounced but restrained tingle of bitterness in the mouth with an earthiness and low chocolate balaced by more fruitiness. Finish has a lingering bitter note tinged with chocolate.
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oct 2012 - on draught - sweet, malty, mild, not bitter. OK
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the Hope Tap in Reading. Dark red/brown with a short lived creamy head. Light roast aroma. Pleasant light porter, smooth but a little lacking in body. Has a hint of chocolate.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Crosse, Keys, JDW, London. Pours clear, dark ruby with a tight, off-white head. Dark toast in the aroma with some nuts. Light sweet flavor with very mellow roast character but sturdy ash notes, some faint burnt cocoa, very mild earthy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Moderately dry and roasty to finish, lightly sweet with burnt toast, burnt leaves, light earth, chalk. It’s an overall decent porter.
Martin243 (800) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at ’spoons Gateshead. Dark ruby with a beige head, chocolatey aroma, nice bitter licquorice,coffee and soy flavour. Porter that veers into stout territory.
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cask @ JDW Elgin 181012
Dark ruby brown, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Light aroma of roasted malts, soft coffee, hint of chocolate - very light for a porter
Taste was a disappointment - soft roast, odd yeast, some vegetables, thin caramel, hint of rubber...something’s gone skew-whiff here....
Palate - thin mouthfeel...Finish very dry
Overall - Well this was not great...odd odd flavours